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Topic: Kick the crate - My new Rod holder-Redo  (Read 1762 times)

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My large milk crate doesn't leave enough room for fish in my new Thresher 140. I decided to try to make something custom and see if I can kick the crate. I decided to use PVC since it works well for my production skill level. I'm very happy with how it is going so far. It's got enough strength and stability for the huge Sturgeon net I have. I also figure I can add to it if I want connect a piece to make a trolling motor mount.

Nice. It's such a dilemma, this space vs convenience thing. For your bolts, you might want to try "toilet flange" bolts from the plumbing Dept of a well stocked hardware store; you might be able to find brass ones which are easy to cut down (thread a nut on well below your cut in order to correct the threads after cutting) and hold up better in saltwater. That said, the brass & aluminum have a bad galvanic reaction so its best to spray the T-bolt w/ something waxy like Boeshield T9.


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The ones I tried the other day would spin in the track. Maybe some brands are bigger. I may get some stainless carriage bolts.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=42846.msg470404#msg470404

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Very nice !          Krylon Fusion spray paint would color that up real nice.   Also protect from UV light.

    Have you ever tried heating the PVC to shape some of the bends?

I thought about it but never tried it.

  Super easy,,,    Flames tend to burn and discolor it, so use a heat gun or even just put a section in the oven,  warm it till it's like a noodle.   you can flange shape the ends of pipe, or even make your own slip fittings.   

       
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holy pvc batman,  that looks sweet.  is this going to be the new trend instead of the milk crates?
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holy pvc batman,  that looks sweet.  is this going to be the new trend instead of the milk crates?
Depending on your kayak, maybe maybe not. If your kayak doesn't have a large center hatch, having a place to store stuff is kinda nice even if you have a way of holding rods an whatnot.


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I decided to redo my pvc rod/net holder. I have struggled with the design because pvc uses 90 & 45 degree turns and the gear track is 94 degrees. In the first one I solved that problem by going up then over so I could twist the ell to point straight across. When I was trying to put a big stringer of rockfish and lingcod in the back the raised pvc made it more difficult.

I finally figured how to make it with 90 degree turns. The pipe doesn't follow the track, but with the cross piece behind my seat I'm able to bolt it in securely. It was a little tricky getting the bolt holes in the right spot, but it turned out ok and it fits good. I also like the fact that it's lighter than the old one and I moved the net holder closer to my seat. It's got room for two rods and a net which should be enough, but I can add more if I decide I need it.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 05:36:31 PM by traildad »
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That's exactly what I need!  Nice work Traildad! 
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My rod was rubbing against the fitting as I pulled it out and was knocking the butt cap off the rod.

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Oh yeah, and very nice, inspiring work. 


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My large milk crate doesn't leave enough room for fish in my new Thresher 140. I decided to try to make something custom and see if I can kick the crate. I decided to use PVC since it works well for my production skill level. I'm very happy with how it is going so far. It's got enough strength and stability for the huge Sturgeon net I have. I also figure I can add to it if I want connect a piece to make a trolling motor mount.

Nice. It's such a dilemma, this space vs convenience thing. For your bolts, you might want to try "toilet flange" bolts from the plumbing Dept of a well stocked hardware store; you might be able to find brass ones which are easy to cut down (thread a nut on well below your cut in order to correct the threads after cutting) and hold up better in saltwater. That said, the brass & aluminum have a bad galvanic reaction so its best to spray the T-bolt w/ something waxy like Boeshield T9.


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The ones I tried the other day would spin in the track. Maybe some brands are bigger. I may get some stainless carriage bolts.
Toilet bowl hardwear.... oval with flat sides. comes with rubber washers too!!!! Brass so no corrosion either. Nice job on the pipe works!
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My large milk crate doesn't leave enough room for fish in my new Thresher 140. I decided to try to make something custom and see if I can kick the crate. I decided to use PVC since it works well for my production skill level. I'm very happy with how it is going so far. It's got enough strength and stability for the huge Sturgeon net I have. I also figure I can add to it if I want connect a piece to make a trolling motor mount.

Nice. It's such a dilemma, this space vs convenience thing. For your bolts, you might want to try "toilet flange" bolts from the plumbing Dept of a well stocked hardware store; you might be able to find brass ones which are easy to cut down (thread a nut on well below your cut in order to correct the threads after cutting) and hold up better in saltwater. That said, the brass & aluminum have a bad galvanic reaction so its best to spray the T-bolt w/ something waxy like Boeshield T9.


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The ones I tried the other day would spin in the track. Maybe some brands are bigger. I may get some stainless carriage bolts.
Toilet bowl hardwear.... oval with flat sides. comes with rubber washers too!!!! Brass so no corrosion either. Nice job on the pipe works!

I think it might depend on the brand. I do use those as well but have had some of them that are just a little too small and lock in the track when I tighten them.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 06:12:48 PM by traildad »
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... For your bolts, you might want to try "toilet flange" bolts from the plumbing Dept of a well stocked hardware store; you might be able to find brass ones which are easy to cut down (thread a nut on well below your cut in order to correct the threads after cutting) and hold up better in saltwater. That said, the brass & aluminum have a bad galvanic reaction so its best to spray the T-bolt w/ something waxy like Boeshield T9.

You can get stainless flange bolts online. They are a pain to cut, but otherwise superior, IMHO.
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